Stump Bucket

milanmark

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B2601, Bucket, Grapple, Brush hog, stump bucket is ordered!
Jul 7, 2021
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I've seen some videos on YouTube and stump buckets really seem to be useful... wondering what opinions are here? I have a lot of Autumn Olive, small Oaks etc that can use thinning, small stumps from prior work that need removal and some major clumps of AO that I killed with Triclopyr and would like to remove.
I can think of tons of uses...
My tractor will be a Kubota BX2680, won't get it until September but I want my attachments all figured out for when I get it since everything is hard to get now.
One thing that bothers me is what I need for sure to make it work.... for instance one takes a part of a fork attachment, the frame, remove the forks and add the stump bucket. If I get it wrong could be costly! Anyways looking for ideas and comments, thanks!
 

cliffboyer

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L3301 w/LA525 loader, G5200 mower w/RC48 deck, Kawasaki 610 Mule, DR mower
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I have an L3301, and purchased the Titan Attachments one for about $325 shipped. Has paid for itself several times in the 2 yrs of owning it.

A bit of experimenting with technique is needed to prevent tearing up bucket or tractor. On large stumps, I dig several feet around to break the roots. The ripper teeth do this very well. Having stump a couple feet tall above ground helps when you get to point of being able to push/rock it. Once I get the 1/2-3/4" of play, it's all down hill....just keep searching out the roots by looking at the moving dirt, then attack with the teeth. Different species of trees have different root types (shallow, deep, thin, thick, etc.). I just take it slow and enjoy the challenge.

Some recent tropies....
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Rdrcr

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I’ve
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been considering a stump bucket, I just haven’t pulled the trigger…

I’ve been pretty successful cutting trees down leaving about 3 feet of stump and then using the standard bucket to push, loosen and dig them out of the ground.

Mike
 
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Motion

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You could consider renting an excavator get everything up, while waiting for your tractor to be delivered, then forks or a grapple could do the clean up. And you won't tear up your new tractor and purchase equipment you won't use that often. Just my .02
 
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Old_Paint

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A stump bucket makes a pretty good ditching tool, too, if you're digging a shallow ditch for run-off or a french drain. Like cliffboyer pointed out, it takes a little learning to use, and you'll definitely find different techniques work on different species of tree, or as stated, different sizes of the same species. Another thing that will affect the effectiveness is wet terrain around the stump. I've hidden my front wheels a few times. I've watched the ground move in a 12 foot radius around the stump I was working on. If the ground's moving, it ain't turning the stump loose. Better come back another day when the soil's dryer and harder.

I also used mine to flip our compost heap. Made short work of that. Dug out a swale in a deeper natural ditch to bury a 15" culvert. So far, I've probably dug at least 40 small-medium stumps with it. I usually put it on when I put the chipper on. The chipper makes great ballast for it, and it makes a pretty good anchor for the front of the tractor when feeding the chipper. I also dug up a couple small cedar's for relocation. Pretty handy for moving small saplings that you want to keep, but have grown in a place you don't want them.

There isn't but one thing I don't like about the Titan version. The bottom knuckles on the FEL are lower than the bottom of the bucket, meaning, in a level position, the knuckles hang in the dirt if you're trying to use it on level ground. Took a minute to figure that out. But, it's pointed, SHARP, and VERY aggressive on breaking out roots. Patience is a virtue with it. It won't be nearly as fast as a back-hoe or mini-ex nor is the FEL nearly as strong for lifting.
 
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TJCallchi

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I've seen some videos on YouTube and stump buckets really seem to be useful... wondering what opinions are here? I have a lot of Autumn Olive, small Oaks etc that can use thinning, small stumps from prior work that need removal and some major clumps of AO that I killed with Triclopyr and would like to remove.
I can think of tons of uses...
My tractor will be a Kubota BX2680, won't get it until September but I want my attachments all figured out for when I get it since everything is hard to get now.
One thing that bothers me is what I need for sure to make it work.... for instance one takes a part of a fork attachment, the frame, remove the forks and add the stump bucket. If I get it wrong could be costly! Anyways looking for ideas and comments, thanks! The
Hi I’m a very new BX2680 owner who’s just purchased a stump bucket from Goodworks Tractors. It came in about 4 weeks. Haven’t tried it yet though as I have to figure out how to get some weight on the back of the tractor first. (Rim Guard? Ballast Box? Weights?) . The Stump Wrecker appears to be well made.
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milanmark

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B2601, Bucket, Grapple, Brush hog, stump bucket is ordered!
Jul 7, 2021
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Milan, MI
Boy you and I need to stay in touch! I'm interested in your experiences with the tractor along with the stump bucket!
That one is on my short list... I'm thinking I'll buy that one but then I don't even have a tractor to put it on!
For the weight I plan to load my tires first thing and get a weight box and that should do it, if it doesn't try a smaller stump! Sure wish I had my tractor, BX2680 supposed to be in sometime in September! Can't wait! But I have to....
 
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TJCallchi

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Boy you and I need to stay in touch! I'm interested in your experiences with the tractor along with the stump bucket!
That one is on my short list... I'm thinking I'll buy that one but then I don't even have a tractor to put it on!
For the weight I plan to load my tires first thing and get a weight box and that should do it, if it doesn't try a smaller stump! Sure wish I had my tractor, BX2680 supposed to be in sometime in September! Can't wait! But I have to....
The stump bucket is attached, but I still need to get the ballast sorted out. Will let you know!